Social Science

SSC 111 (3 credits)

The Individual in Society

Introduction to concepts and methodology of social sciences and presentation of sample content for the systems of humanity: sociology, anthropology, history, political science, economics and international relations.


SSC 201 (3 credits)

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Study of learned behavior in human societies. Topics include cultures, interrelationships among peoples, and aspects of culture and environment. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement.

SSC 222 (3 credits)

Introduction to Geography

Examination of the components of the geographic equation: environment, culture, technology and spatial interaction.

SSC 230 (3 credits)

Economic Geography

This course encourages students to understand the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services using a ‘geographical perspective.’ Where do various economic activities take place and why? How are activities in one location linked with those in another? How have technological advances and public policy influenced the special organization of business enterprises? These questions are examined at geographical scales ranging from the local to the global, using a variety of case studies. There is a special emphasis on globalization, economic development, and the growing prominence of multinational corporations in the world economy.

SSC 310 (3 credits)

Cultural Geography I

Examines major realms of the developed world: Western/Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, Australia/New Zealand and Japan. Special combinations of cultural, physical, historical and organizational qualities of these realms are discussed in a geographical perspective. Emphasis is given to the study of these characteristic properties and how they imprint on the landscape, giving each region its own flavor and social environment. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement.


SSC 311 (2 credits)

Cultural Geography II

Examines the major realms of the underdeveloped Third World: Central America, South America, North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Africa. The special combinations of cultural, physical, historical and organizational qualities of these realms are discussed from a geographical perspective. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement.

SSC 321 (3 credits)

Global Society

Analysis of major issues facing mankind in the 21st century: security systems and disarmament, world economic order, development, resource/population balance, and human rights. This course fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement.

Contact Information

 
Img: Victoria Williams

Kevin Godfrey, Ph.D.
Chair of Humanities

     Francis Hall 216
     610.796.3016
     kevin.godfrey@alvernia.edu




social science

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